The Girl in the Picture

The Girl in the Picture

The Kim Phuc Story : the Photograph and the Vietnam War

Book - 2006 | Rev. ed. --
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Finalist for the 2000 Governor General's Award

By the author of the award-winning memoir The Concubine's Children

On June 8, 1972, a nine-year-old girl, severely burned by napalm, ran from a misplaced air strike over her village in South Vietnam and into the eye of history. Her photograph--one of the most unforgettable images of the war and of the twentieth century--was seen around the world. The Girl in the Picture is at once a riveting personal story about Kim Phuc, a victim of war and later, under the Communist regime, a tool of propaganda, and a groundbreaking social history that offers a rare view of everyday life in Vietnam both during and after the war.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2006.
Edition: Rev. ed. --
ISBN: 9780143056201
Characteristics: xvi, 362 p. : ill., maps.
Alternative Title: Kim Phuc story


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